MinuteClinic forms clinical collaboration with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Expands relationship with CHW system

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic has entered a clinical collaboration in southern Nevada with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals — members of the Catholic Healthcare West system — to enhance healthcare services provided in communities throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

MinuteClinic, which is owned by CVS Caremark, operates six clinics inside CVS locations throughout southern Nevada.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals operates three hospitals in southern Nevada, and it joins four hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area as the second group of hospitals within CHW to affiliate with MinuteClinic.

Under the agreement, physicians affiliated with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals may serve as medical directors for MinuteClinic locations in the Las Vegas area. In addition, MinuteClinic and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will collaborate on patient education and disease management initiatives, as well as on informing patients of the services that each offers.

MinuteClinic and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will begin to work together to integrate their electronic medical record systems to streamline communication.

"We are pleased to grow our relationship with CHW as we work with the teams at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals to improve access to high-quality, affordable medical services through our convenient retail clinics near where people live and work," stated Andrew Sussman, president of MinuteClinic and SVP/associate medical officer of CVS Caremark. "St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has served residents in southern Nevada for more than 60 years and has established an outstanding reputation for community service, clinical quality and care that complements MinuteClinic's desire to make health care easier and more affordable for local residents."

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